Over the past couple of years we have been working hard at removing as many roadblocks as we could to enable non-developers (aka almost everybody) to achieve with IntuiFace what was, until now, only achievable by developers with deep skills around interactive apps. And do this for a wide variety of platforms. With triggers and actions, interface assets, bindings and Excel, you have it (almost) all now… In full honesty I think we have been doing a pretty decent job.
However, there is one thing that has resisted to our efforts: seamlessly accessing, from within IntuiFace, any kind of API out there. The best thing we came up with until now is: go to an API developer page, figure out the API call response and build an IntuiFace interface asset (under the covers, an .ifd file) that will “teach” IntuiFace how to talk to this API. It’s not easy, even for a Web developer!
Why are APIs so important? Because that’s the way you can access any kind of information (some of which you can’t get otherwise) or automate things (vs. manually perform them through tedious UIs) supplied either by your company or, more importantly, by any source or any service on the Internet. APIs are the new gates to the digital world. And there are thousands and thousands APIs out there just waiting to be harvested!
We want to smooth things dramatically, whether it’s about discovering APIs, getting IntuiFace to immediately “understand” the content of the data exchanged with an API or even proposing various ways to present and interact with that data. That’s what we want to bring you: frictionless access to this infinite resource. It’s an ambitious goal, but that’s why we are here: enabling you to build great UX, by yourself, in record time, without coding.
Now, we want you to do a little bit of work too. Send us any API (and API calls) you would love to be able to access in your IntuiFace experiences. The more the better for us. With your help, we want to take into account as many scenarios and options as we can get. Bring us your favorite API!
Let the next fun begin!